Introduction to Cat Grooming and Health
Cats spend nearly half of their waking lives engaged in some form of grooming behavior.
It is easy to dismiss this as cats simply being clean creatures, but there are bigger reasons for grooming habits than just aesthetics.
Understanding more about grooming and its connection to a cat’s health, as well as the greater health issues cats may face, is a huge part of being able to provide good feline care.
This course gives you an overview of grooming and feline health, with topics spread out across two modules.
The first discusses grooming and grooming habits in detail.
We talk about the reasons why cats display this behavior and what changes to grooming habits may mean.
The second module discusses feline health, giving you an introduction to the common ailments cats can suffer from, along with symptoms and what can be done to help.
The course finishes with a discussion of veterinary care, stressing the importance of regular check-ups.
What You Will Learn?
The two modules are overflowing with valuable information that you can use in your pet grooming career, this includes:
- The specific reasons why cats groom themselves and others
- The physical and emotional benefits your cat receives from grooming
- How you can help cats with underdeveloped grooming habits
- Information about diseases and other health concerns you may see when working with cats
- Information about the importance of vaccines for all cats, not just outdoor ones
Benefits of the Introduction to Cat Grooming and Health Course
- Gain a better understanding of normal grooming habits, so you can be on the lookout for any changes
- If you are a professional who works with cats, you can obtain useful information about ailments and vet selection you can pass on to your customers
- If you work with animals or you hope to as a future career, this course tells you what you need to know regarding grooming and its link to health
- If you are thinking about getting a cat, you can learn more about how to keep them safe, happy and healthy
- Learn more about the potential health issues cats can face in advance of interacting with them, so you can be prepared
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into 2 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices, and smartphones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all modules there is a multiple-choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?
The pass mark for the test is 70%. If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the course will take about 1.25 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.